Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.

Love making salads?
Senior Center needs volunteers for their Thursday salad bar. Volunteer today to make a salad!
Love eating salads? Come join us for our wonderful salad bar on Tuesdays and
Thursdays. @ 11:30 Cost is $3.00 for seniors and $5.00 for Non-Seniors.

Call Antonia- Senior Nutrition 524-3756

Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
If interested in volunteering please call Antonia @ 524-3756.

Spanish Class is on Friday mornings at 9:00

We are offering a MS WORD 7 Computer Class on Fridays at 10:00, if interested please call the Senior Center @ 524-4533.

AARP Driving Class will be on November 8th and 12th. Please call and reserve a spot.
AARP members $12.00 and non-members $14.00. 524-4533
We need at least 5 -6 People to conduct class so please call and reserve your spot
524-4533.
( There has been a change in dates: the AARP Driver Safety Class has been changed from the 8th and the 11th to the 8th and the 12th) from 9:00-1:00

Hi- Cap- There will be a Hi-Cap representative at the Senior Center on Tuesday November 9th at 11:30 to explain the Medi- Care program, new changes, and to answer questions etc. This will be held during lunch so please come down and enjoy our great salad bar while receiving helpful and informative information about Medi-Care. (You don’t have to have lunch, but if you would like a lunch please call Antonia at 524-3756 to place your order.

 


 

Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.
Love making salads?
Senior Center needs volunteers for their Thursday salad bar. Volunteer today to make a salad!
Love eating salads? Come join us for our wonderful salad bar on Tuesdays and
Thursdays. @ 11:30 Cost is $3.00 for seniors and $5.00 for Non-Seniors.
Call Antonia- Senior Nutrition 524-3756
Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
If interested in volunteering please call Antonia @ 524-3756.
Spanish Class is on Friday mornings at 9:00
We are offering a MS WORD 7 Computer Class on Fridays at 10:00, if interested please call the Senior Center @ 524-4533.
AARP Driving Class will be on November 8th and 11th. Please call and reserve a spot.
AARP members $12.00 and non-members $14.00. 524-4533
We need at least 5 -6 People to conduct class so please call and reserve your spot
524-4533.
Hi-Cap
There will be a Hi-Cap representative at the Senior Center on Tuesday November 9th at 11:30 to explain the Medi-Care program, new changes, and to answer questions etc. This will be held during lunch so please come down and enjoy our great salad bar while receiving helpful and informative information about Medi-Care. (You don’t have to have lunch, but if you would like a lunch please call Antonia at 524-3756 to place your order.

 


 

Ventura, CA. - Heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of American men and women. Last year 750,000 American died from heart disease and almost half had no symptoms prior to their first event, which was death. To help you reach the goal of preventing this from happening to you, Community Memorial Health System is offering free HeartAware screenings at its Centers for Family Health offices monthly.

The free screenings take place at the following Centers for Family Health locations on the following Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
 Dec. 11 – at 3641 W. 5th St., Oxnard;
 Jan. 29 – at 138 West Main Street, Ste. E, Ventura;
 Feb, 26 – at 120 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura;
 March 26 – at 2361 E. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard;
 April 30 – at 2921 S. Saviers Rd., Oxnard.

The Mini HeartAware screening is designed to determine your risk factors for developing heart disease which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Once a HeartAware risk assessment is taken, each participant is given a personalized and confidential report that indicates their overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease, as well as ways to reduce it.

The mini HeartAware screening includes: Total cholesterol and glucose for non-fasting and for fasting with appointments: total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and glucose, bilateral blood pressure, rhythm check if needed, cardiac auscultation, weight, fat percentage and BMI. Also offered is individualized education towards achieving optimal cardiac well being of health.

There are no advance requirements necessary; however, reservations to each scheduled event are limited. Call 805/667-2818 or go to www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp to schedule your heart screening.

Centers for Family Health is a member of Community Memorial Health System, a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 


 

On Saturday, October 30 from 9AM to 1PM the Santa Paula Senior Center will be teaming with driving experts, Occupational Therapists and trained technicians to hold a “CarFit” event. It’s a unique educational program designed to help drivers 55 and over improve driving safety and comfort by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them. A special team will lead drivers through a 12-point checklist to ensure they understand how to properly use their vehicle’s features.

CarFit is not a mechanical inspection of the car or a test of the driver’s ability. Instead, during the 20 minute session trained technicians recommend personal vehicle adjustments and adaptations and offer resources that could enhance senior driving safety.

The American Society on Aging created CarFit in collaboration with AARP, the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

The CarFit event will take place in the public parking lot at Main and Steckel by Glen City School. The check-up is free, but appointments are required. Stop by the Senior Center or call 933-4226 ext 356 to sign up.

 


 

The Senior Center will be having a Halloween party on Friday October 29th. There will be a costume contest with PRIZES….Yummy snacks will be served. Get out your costumes and come join in on the fun. If you are attending and would like to join us for lunch please call Antonia at 524-3756 to order a meal.

 

Scrapbooking is now taking place of paper craft and with be on Mondays instead of Fridays @ 10 am

Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.

Love making salads?
Senior Center needs volunteers for their Thursday salad bar. Volunteer today to make a salad!
Love eating salads? Come join us for our wonderful salad bar on Tuesdays and
Thursdays. @ 11:30 Cost is $3.00 for seniors and $5.00 for Non-Seniors.
Call Antonia- Senior Nutrition 524-3756

Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
If interested in volunteering please call Antonia @ 524-3756.

Alzheimer’s Association – Will be at the Senior Center on October 13th and October 27th from 1:00-3:00 (We need at least 5 People to conduct class, so please call and sign –up for class 524-4533)
October 27th 1-2pm – Memory Loss & Aging
2-3 pm – Know the 10 Sign: Early Detection

Spanish Class is on Friday mornings at 9:00

We are offering a MS WORD 7 Computer Class on Fridays at 10:00, if interested please call the Senior Center @ 524-4533.

AARP Driving Class will be on November 8th and 11th. Please call and reserve a spot.
AARP members $12.00 and non-members $14.00. 524-4533
We need at least 5 -6 People to conduct class so please call and reserve your spot
524-4533.

Braille - Vision impaired class on October 27th 10:00-11:30.
These classes are open to those experiencing difficulty in daily living due to sight loss. Friends and family are welcome to join.

Hi-Cap - There will be a Hi-Cap representative at the Senior Center on Tuesday November 9th at 11:30 to explain the Medi-Care program, new changes, and to answer questions etc. This will be held during lunch so please come down and enjoy our great salad bar while receiving helpful and informative information about Medi-Care. (You don’t have to have lunch, but if you would like a lunch please call Antonia at 524-3756 to place your order.

 
Fillmore Cadet Explorers help out with the Treasure Box.
Fillmore Cadet Explorers help out with the Treasure Box.
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Welcome and join us in opening up YOUR own Fillmore Senior Center Treasure Box! This is a national affordable meal program available which assists not only those who are low income but ANYONE looking for a break in their grocery bills each month. Each month offers a different menu.

For those of you with kids away in college, this is an excellent way for you to order them a box in their city and have them enjoy nutritious, affordable meals!

Once a month, on the Third Saturday morning, a group of dedicated Fillmore Senior Center volunteers distribute “The Treasure Boxes”. Marie Wren initially brought this wonderful affordable food program for Fillmore, Piru and Bardsale families to enjoy.

The month of September was the first successful trial run with delivery to recipients running smoothly. This was due to the assistance of the youth in the well-organized Fillmore Sheriff's Department Cadet Explorer Program who are supervised by School Resource Officer Leo Vasquez. Other TB volunteers included: Donna Voelker, Judy Fairall, Henry Santana, Miguel Zavala, Joanna Vargas, Marie Sandford and Norma Pérez-Sandford. We also thank Mr. Jesus "Chuy" Lopez, owner of El Pescador Restaurant, for the use of his delivery truck which allowed us to pick up the TB order in one run from Moorpark.

This November month, the “Holiday Box” is offered for popular $35 Holiday Treasure Box: includes turkey (14-16 lbs.), dressing, macaroni & cheese, carrots corn and sweet potatoes vegetables and dessert--YUM! For an additional $30, one may also order extra boxes: Regular November, Hearty Meat Protein, Quick & Healthy (10) Dinners or Kid's Boxes, respectively.

Please bring in your $30 cash or money order in person to the Fillmore Senior Center (524-4533) between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. Lori Nunez is the Senior Center Staff member who will take the TB order or you may also pay online directly at www.thetreasurebox.org.

You, your church or business may also wish to donate, either directly or anonymously, a box or two to families going through tough times right now.

The Novemeber online order deadline is Sunday, November 7th and the distribution day is on Saturday, November 20th.

The October distribution will be Saturday, October 23, 2010 between 9:30 to 11 am at the Fillmore Senior Center parking lot.

Also, adult members of a church group or club are encouraged to join this friendly “good deeds” adult volunteer group just one Saturday morning a month.

Please stop by the Fillmore Senior Center and pick up volunteer forms.

This is a fabulous way to make a HUGE difference to families in Fillmore and Piru. DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!

 

Scrapbooking is now taking place of paper craft and with be on Mondays instead of Fridays @ 10 am

Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.

Love making salads?
Senior Center needs volunteers for their Thursday salad bar. Volunteer today to make a salad!

Love eating salads? Come join us for our wonderful salad bar on Tuesdays and
Thursdays. @ 11:30 Cost is $3.00 for seniors and $5.00 for Non-Seniors.
Call Antonia- Senior Nutrition 524-3756

Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
If interested in volunteering please call Antonia @ 524-3756.

Alzheimer’s Association – Will be at the Senior Center on October 13th and October 27thfrom 9:00-3:00

October 13th 1-2 pm –Memory Loss & Aging
2-3 pm – Understanding Communications & Challenging Behaviors
October 27th 1-2pm – Memory Loss & Aging
2-3 pm – Know the 10 Sign: Early Detection

Spanish Class is on Friday mornings at 9:00

We are offering a MS WORD 7 Computer Class on Fridays at 10:00, if interested please call the Senior Center @ 524-4533.

AARP Driving Class will be on November 8th and 11th. Please call and reserve a spot.
AARP members $12.00 and non-members $14.00. 524-4533

Braille - Vision impaired class on October 27th 10:00-11:30.
These classes are open to those experiencing difficulty in daily living due to Sight loss. Friends and family are welcome to join.

 

The Ventura County office of the Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is looking for good-hearted volunteers to help out at the office located at 80 North Wood Road, Suite 302 in Camarillo. Whether you have just a couple hours or a few days a week, your talents can be put to good use. Contact Carol at 805.484.6028.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memory Walk® will take place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 23 at Conejo Creek North. Hundreds of people from the surrounding Thousand Oaks area are expected to participate in this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk, is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research programs. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to raise funds to support the fight against Alzheimer’s including those living with the disease, families, caregivers, corporate and community leaders. Participants in Memory Walks across the United States have raised more than $300 million to date.

To start a team or make a donation, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/CaCentralCoast or (805) 484-6028.

About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information visit www.alz.org.

 

Scrapbooking is now taking place of paper craft and with be on Mondays instead of Fridays @ 10 am

Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.

Dream Group meets Thursday mornings at 8:00

Love making salads?
Senior Center needs volunteers for their Thursday salad bar. Volunteer today to make a salad !
Call Senior Nutrition 524-3756

Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
If interested in volunteering please call Antonia @ 524-3756.

Alzheimers – Will be at the Senior Center on October 13th and October 27th from 9:00-1:00.

Our top Wii bowling winner’s will be attending the 2nd annual Ventura County Senior Wii Bowling Tournament on October 14th at the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks Auditorium. Good luck to our participants.

Team – Fillmore “A” Train
Gloria Hansen
Paul Schifaneli
Marge Lebard
Allan Hair
First Alternate - Joyce Schifaneli
Second Alternate - Tom Zunkel

Treasure Box Program
The order deadline is October 8th at the Senior Center. (524-4533). Online orders are due October 10th. (www.thetreasurebox.org). The Treasure Box is offering a Holiday Box. That will be $35.00 and delivered on November 20th. Limited Supply! Pre-Order your holiday box now!.The Holiday box will contain: 14-16 lb. (avg. wt) Butterball Turkey, 2.5 lb. Macaroni & Cheese Entrée, 1 lb. Frozen Peas, 1 lb. Frozen Carrots, 14 oz. Frozen Corn, 1.25 lb. Frozen Sweet Potatoes, 1 each Stuffing Mix and 1 each Pie.

Braille Institute
Braille institute will have a vision impaired class at the Senior Center. On October 13th and October 27th from 10:00- 11:30 a.m. These classes are open to those experiencing difficulty in daily living due to sight loss. Friends and family are welcome to join.

 

Bingo is Back
For all those Bingo lovers Fillmore Senior Center has Bingo, Tuesdays from 9AM to 1:00 PM. You can join in at any time, and play as many cards as you like, for .25 cents per card, per game. All the money goes into the pot for the big winner of each game. Tuesday is also Salad Bar, so come on out and possibly WIN some money and make some new or old friends.

Braille institute in Santa Barbara
The Braille institute has given expert instruction to thousands of blind & legally blind people for several decades, enabling them to develop skills they need for effective orientation and the ability to travel safely from one location to another. The Braille Institute is offering to hold classes at the Fillmore Senior Center for people who are blind & visually impaired. If you would be interested or for more information please call the Fillmore Senior Center at 524-4533

Fireworks Booth
The Senior Center is manning their own Fireworks Booth this year. We need volunteer man power to work in the booth, so if you’re an adult and can spare a couple hours please give us a call at 524-4533

Cymbidium Transplant Class
Carolyn Laskey a member of the Orchid Society will be giving a demonstration on transplanting Cymbidium Orchids on Friday, June 25 at 10 AM, Here at the Fillmore Senior Center. The Cymbidium is one of the most popular and desirable orchids in the world because of the beauty of flowers. Repotting is done every 2 to 4 years and is best indicated by the plant bulbs filling the pot or the plant not growing well over the past year. This is a great opportunity to learn from an expert on Repotting your Cymbidiums. For more information Call Beverly at 524-4533. There will be some plants available for purchase at $10 each. If you have 1 gal empty pots please bring them with you.

Microsoft Word 2007 Computer class starting June18th
This class is for Seniors already familiar with Windows and will be 5 consecutive weeks and limited to 6 students at a time. Covering becoming familiar with MSWord 2007, Basic features, toolbar, formatting paragraphs & working with styles, adding bullets & numbers, undoing & redoing, and setting page layouts & printing documents. To sign-up or For more information Call Beverly at 524-4533.

Senior Wii Bowling team is ready to roll
Here is your 2010 Senior WII Bowling Team: Gloria Hansen, Paul Schifanelli, Marge LeBard, Allan Hair, First Alternate – Joyce Schifanelli, and Second Alternate – Tom Zunkel. The county tournament will be held in Camarillo October 14TH . The team has chosen the Name Fillmore “A” Train ( we think the Team will roll through the tournament!!).

 

FREE Groceries to the first 150 families, Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Location: Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara Street, Free Services Available: Flu shots (includes H1N1), Whooping Cough shots, Breast Exams and Screening Mammogram, and 50 + healthy lifestyles information.

 

Scrapbooking is now taking place of paper craft and with be on Mondays instead of Fridays @ 10 am

Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.

Meditation class will start again on Tuesday Sept. 21st at 8:00.

Dream Group meets Thursday mornings at 8:00

Love making salads?
Senior Center needs volunteers for their Thursday salad bar. Volunteer today to make a salad !
Call Senior Nutrition 524-3756

Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
If interested in volunteering please call Antonia @ 524-3756.

 
October 9th

Ventura, CA. - Learn more about the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer at a free symposium Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

“How the Environment Impacts Cancer” will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature local expert physicians speaking on the following topics:

 Diet and personal habits, by Ann Kelley, M.D.
 Risk factors for genitourinary tract cancers, by Seyed Khoddami, M.D.
 Cancer risk, genes and smoking, by Rosemary McIntyre, M.D.
 Sun exposure, tanning booths and skin cancer, by Samuel Bern, M.D.
 The role of ethnicity in cancer, by Kevin Chang, M.D.
 Preventing head and neck cancer, by Edgar Lueg, M.D.
 Does hormonal replacement therapy increase your risk of cancer?, by Thomas Fogel, M.D.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Breast Center at Community Memorial Hospital, Grossman Imaging Center, The Wellness Community of Valley/Ventura, Cabrillo Radiation Oncology Center, Abbott Nutrition, Your Health Connection and KVTA radio.

The Ventura Beach Marriott is located at 2055 Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Call 805/652-5385, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

 
Thousand Oaks-area residents raise funds for care and cure

Organizers for the 18th annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk in Thousand Oaks are taking team and individual registrations.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, hundreds of participants, including individuals and teams, will gather at Conejo Creek North in Thousand Oaks in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration has begun online at www.alz.org/CaCentralCoast.

Exhibitors, vendors and sponsors are being sought for this family friendly event, which includes food, entertainment, prizes and fun activities for all ages.

“As the Baby Boom generation begins to face Alzheimer’s, increased community participation is crucial,” said Rhonda Spiegel, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Coast Chapter. “More than half a million people are living with Alzheimer’s in California. That number is expected to grow dramatically as our population ages. There are many ways people can help, including advocacy, volunteerism and participation in fund-raising events such as Memory Walk.”

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic that is now the sixth leading cause of death in California. Experts estimate that someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease every 70 seconds. By mid-century, someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds.

Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause.

To register online, visit www.alz.org/CaCentralCoast, or to participate as a Sponsor, Exhibitor or Team Captain, contact Angie Rosen at (805) 484-6028.

Memory Walk proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. To learn more about the work of the Alzheimer’s Association, or to locate resources in your area, visit www.alz.org/CaCentralCoast.

 

Scrapbooking is now taking place of paper craft and with be on Mondays instead of Fridays @ 10 am

Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.

Meditation class will start again on Tuesday Sept. 21st at 8:00.

Dream Group meets Thursday mornings at 8:00

Love making salads?
Senior Center needs volunteers for their Thursday salad bar. Volunteer today to make a salad !
Call Senior Nutrition 524-3756

Volunteer drivers needed to deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
If interested in volunteering please call Antonia @ 524-3756.

 
September 28th

Ventura, California - Healthcare issues that aging baby boomers face as they become seniors will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Lanyard Dial, M.D., a local family practitioner who specializes in geriatric medicine, will lead the seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Dr. Dial will discuss how the healthcare system will adapt to the changing needs of baby boomers – Americans born between 1946 and 1964. He will emphasize the growing need to focus on function, rehabilitation and chronic disease management. Dr. Dial also will explain palliative and hospice care.

Dr. Dial, who is on staff at Community Memorial Hospital, received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Ventura County Medical Center’s Family Practice Residency Program. He is board certified in geriatric medicine as well as hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Dial also is medical director and president/CEO of the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association.

Admission is free but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 805/652-5436, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 

Sept. 15th- The Braille Institute is offering a Vision Impaired Class from 12:15am to 1:15 at the Fillmore Senior Center. If you know friends who are blind or legally blind, have Tunnel Vision, Cataracts or other conditions leading to cloudy vision, please encourage them to come. This is NOT A “Braille” class, it is teaching skills for a more independent and fulfilling life.

Registration is now being excepted for the new fall computer classes, schedule below
New Beginning computer class starts Monday Sep. 13th. From 10a.m.-11:30
MS Word 7 class begins Sept. 17th from 10 A.M.-11:30
Please call or come in to sign up for the class. 524-4533

AARP driving class begins on Monday Sept. 13th and Thursday Sept.16th the fees are $12
For AARP members and $14.00 for non-members. Class is required every 3 years to receive discount on insurance.

Scrapbooking is now taking place of paper craft and with be on Mondays instead of Fridays @ 10 am

Bingo is on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 9:00 and play till 11:30 and take a short break for lunch and resume play until 1:00.

Meditation class will start again on Tuesday Sept. 21st at 8:00.